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Gluing Pedestal Guard Feet???

OK, I have something I can't get out of my head because it doesn't seem right but I can't figure out why not. Can anyone see a problem?

I have a pedestal guard I want to put on the Edson Pedestal while I'm doing my winter maintenance. Normally, that would mean drilling holes in the deck for the feet, clearing out the balsa, filling with epoxy, redrilling through the epoxy, chamfering the cut, and finally mounting the feet with butyl tape. The problem is I am loathe to drill holes in a perfectly good (and waterproof) deck, especially above my engine like this.

So I got to thinking, what if I were to glue the feet in place with 5200? No holes, no possible leaks, ever. My intuition tells me there's some disadvantage to it, but for the life of me I don't see it. Can anyone show me my blind spot?

Thanks

Tom

T. P. Donnelly
S/V Tranquility Base
1984 Islander 30 Bahama
Pasadena, MD
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